Posts Tagged ‘exports’

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    Giraffes and Levis

    Mar 8, 12 • 529 Views • No Comments

    French fashion, food, wine and now a French giraffe. Most French moms buy Sophie for their newborns. Seven inches tall, with brown spots, black eyes and pink cheeks, she is just a rubber toy giraffe that squeaks. In French supermarkets, her price is $12. In......  [read more]

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    European Ties

    Nov 14, 11 • 603 Views • No Comments

    How to picture the US/European economic partnership? You could think of Skippy Peanut Butter. Owned by Unilever, a multinational based in the UK and the Netherlands, Skippy’s peanuts are grown primarily in Georgia and Texas, shelled and sorted here, and......  [read more]

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    Should We Buy American?

    Sep 6, 11 • 511 Views • No Comments

    How to diminish unemployment? The NY Times tells us about a Montana general contractor who plans to use only American-made goods for building his homes. Explaining, he said,  “I think we could solve this recession if everyone shifted just 5% of......  [read more]

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    Trading Places

    Jun 14, 11 • 657 Views • No Comments

    A switch has taken place. More than half of our imported goods used to come from the G-6 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K.) Now, we import more from China, Mexico and Brazil. Specifically, in 1987, 55% of U.S. merchandise imports came......  [read more]

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    Putin’s Economics

    Apr 29, 11 • 562 Views • No Comments

    Our story begins during February when Russian Prime Minister Putin decided to freeze gasoline prices. Oil companies had a predictable response. They left. Following the money, they redirected their supply to higher prices elsewhere. The result? Russian......  [read more]